24 April 2011

Small Wonder Scrapbook Layout

I made these four 6x6 pages when I was preggy last year. The idea was to colour a page in the child's favourite colour (at the time :)), print out a photo of each child with the new bubs then display it so that they could feel closer to the baby and not leftout etc, etc. Well, it took me a bit longer to get the photos printed and now bubs isn't so small anymore so I've gone straight to putting the photos on each page then making a layout with all four!
That might all sound a bit mish-mash but it's actually really pretty In Real Life! The backgrounds have been brayered using emboss resist and for the choc chip mats I used Faux Suede technique which added some texture.

Stamps: Fresh Buts, Whimsical Words
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Barely Banana, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, Versamark
Accessories: Heat Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, Brayer, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Rhinestone Brads, Scallop & Small Oval Punches

22 April 2011

Wedding "Extras"

I went to a beautiful wedding the other day! My friend Cheryl married her wonderful man Stevie and I was given the opportunity to make some cute "extras" for the wedding. I originally made her engagement thank yous here then carried on to make her wedding invitations here.

She asked me to do her seating plan and after some research on google came up with this:
She also requested a sign for her Wishing Well along with tags for guests to "Wish us Well":
And last but not least, we made tags for each guest attached to little bags containing choccies which were placed on the tables:
Didn't we do well?

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Simple Letters Alphabet Bigz Dies, Large & Extra-Large Tag Punches, Boho Blossoms Punch, Gold Brads

21 April 2011

Casing Shelli!

Here's a card I didn't get around to popping on before Sale-A-Bration ended, but it doesn't matter, because I used a different stamp set than Shelli did anyway! Shelli has a lovely natural style which I've wanted to have a try at for some time, so chose this card from her blog. I have now sent it to my nephew as an engagement card.

Stamps: Bliss
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Rhinestone Brad, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim

20 April 2011

Happy Birthday Heather!

A big happy birthday to my Aunt who turns 70 today! I made a card especially for her. I know that she likes the colour purple, sewing and playing music (she's even a DJ at a radio station part-time), so incorporated those into her card. The inspiration for this card came from Sharyn Corsi but my card isn't half as nice as her was!Stamps: Sew Suite, Birthday Bakery (Hostess), Woodgrain
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black (Ink & Markers)
Accessories: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Sponge Dauber, Spritzer Tool

19 April 2011

Carryover Products from Summer Mini Catalogue

These wonderful products from Stampin' Up! are still available even though the Summer mini catalogue has now finished. View the flyer here.

18 April 2011

Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

It's about time I had a catch-up on blogging! The latest catalogue from Stampin' Up! has already been out for 2 weeks! If you like sewing, chocolate and cupcakes, then there is some great stuff in here. Email me to get your free copy now.